Different terms are used around the world to refer to these fires, which may be caused by humans or natural forces like lightening, and which often cause a lot of damage. They may occur in forests, grasslands, or farming areas, and sometimes burn for days or weeks before being brought under control.
Reports and photographs from major bushfires in Australia, as well as a historical list.
Describes how they start, what effect they have on the environment, and what people can do to manage them properly. Includes diagrams of the way a bushfire develops.
Galleries of photographs taken during the fires which destroyed forests, homes, and farms around the national capital of Australia in January 2003.
NASA's Earth Observatory explains how satellites are used to provide details on Australian bushfires.
Illustrated explanation of the types, causes, effects and prevention. Includes photographs from around the world.
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